Encountering Debian distribution
I recently decided to give the Debian R.93 (I think that's the number)
distribution a try, after hours of frustration with a couple of other
Linux distributions, including Caldera. I was so pleased when Debian
installed smoothly and sensibly (I only installed the basedisk setup).
As a result of that happy experience, I want to know more about the
distribution; I think I'd like to adopt it.
Is there a FAQ? When is a final distribution expected? When the CD
available is from FSF or elsewhere, will it support big EIDE drives?
Will "IDE" CD drives be supported (this was one area where I had so
much trouble with the other distributions, I have a new DELL XMT,
maybe too new)? I'll probably download or get the InfoMagic disks for
the complete .93 distribution, and finish installing it from a DOS
partition; should I instead wait for the real release? Is
the documentation available in TeXinfo format for printing?
Is the absence of MAN on the basedisk installation a bug that I should
attempt to report formally?
I also seek clarification on the expert installation's recommendations
on disk partitioning. There are something like 10 directories off the
root. The web page makes no mention of /tmp, /boot, etc. Should I
just infer that the recommended procedure is one partition for each of
those directories, plus one for /usr/local? That seems like a lot of